Modern Art: Global Perspectives (Zyklus III)

Eva Kernbauer
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art History
2022W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03475

Description

This course offers an introduction to the emergence of European Modern Art (1800-1950) in the global context.  We will look at the formation of Europe and European Art as cultural entities framed and shaped by political and economic struggle, emerging nationalism, colonialism and global expansion.

In distinct chapters, we will examine the transformation of art in the course of Modernism: exhibitions and art journals proliferate as new art publics emerge; visuality is being transformed by the experience of modern urban space; non-Western art is appropriated in Orientalism and Primitivism; new media such as photography and film are being introduced; collaborative, performative and spatial art practices emerge. We will specifically look at feminist art histories, at intermedial approaches, at interconnections of art and design including the notion of the "Gesamtkunstwerk", and the modernist concept of art as an experiment for social change.

Framed by the histories, theories, and discourses of modernism and modernity, this lecture examines the main practices, concepts, themes and debates that structure their study. While it is organized as an introductory survey and broadly follows Western periodizations of modern artistic practices of the 19th and early 20th centuries, it also challenges concepts such as "European art", as well as stylistic classifications and the primacy of specific artistic genres and media. Using case studies, we will examine artistic practices in relation to their historical, socio-political, and institutional contexts and analyze the relation between social and aesthetic forms.

All important literature has been made accessible in the library in a special "Handapparat" (reference collection) or online on OwnCloud. There you can also find a list of recommended literature on various subjects covered in the course.

The image scripts shown in the lecture will be uploaded weekly in the OwnCloud folder together with useful texts for each chapter. As you register for the lecture in Base Angewandte, access to the OwnCloud folder will be activated automatically.

All images can be viewed with additional information and downloaded on the image database IMAGE (access within Base Angewandte, see tab above).

Examination Modalities

Written exam, to be completed optionally in English and German. Exam dates are offered at the end of January, in March and April 2022. After that, no more exam dates will be offered, as the lecture changes every year.

Comments

This course is taught in ENGLISH. All Zyklus-lectures are held alternately in German and English, with the German lecture "Kunst der Moderne: Globale Perspektiven" following in Fall 2023 (see https://www.angewandtekunstgeschichte.net/news/2019/umstellung-der-zyklus-vorlesungen).

Regular attendance is advised. 

The lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial course led by Paula Netzl (paula.netzl@uni-ak.ac.at), offering support for any issues or question you might have regarding the lecture or on how to prepare for the exam. She will also organize sessions to discuss specific topics, artworks and/or texts.

 

Key Words

Moderne, Modernism, Art, Art History, Kunstgeschichte, Kunst, Bildende Kunst, Historienmalerei, history painting, Orientalism, Orientalismus, Primitivism, Primitivismus, Dada, Surrealism, Surrealismus, Kubismus, Cubism, Klassizismus, Romantik, Romanticism, Classicism, Impressionism, Impressionismus, Pointilism, Pointilismus, National Socialist Cultural Politics, Kulturpolitik der NS-Zeit, Colonialism, Kolonialismus, Realism, Realismus, Fotografie, Malerei, Skulptur, Installation, Futurismus, Futurism, installation, sculpture, photography, painting, collage, decollage

Dates

10 October 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
17 October 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
24 October 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
31 October 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
07 November 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
14 November 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
22 November 2022, 15:00–16:30 Seminar Room 25 , "Tutorial course with Paula Netzl"
28 November 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
05 December 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
12 December 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
13 December 2022, 14:00–15:30, "Tutorial course with Paula Netzl"
19 December 2022, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
09 January 2023, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
16 January 2023, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium
19 January 2023, 14:00–15:30, "Tutorial course with Paula Netzl on Zoom"
23 January 2023, 13:30–15:00 Seminar Room 23 , "open meeting"
24 January 2023, 14:00–15:30, "Tutorial course with Paula Netzl on Zoom"
30 January 2023, 13:30–15:00 Auditorium (examination)
06 March 2023, 10:00–11:30 Auditorium (examination)
29 March 2023, 17:00–18:30 Seminar Room 20 (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 04 July 2022, 10:48 to 31 January 2023, 10:48
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 067/003.11

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 067/003.19

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 067/003.11

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 074/003.11

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 074/003.19

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Kunstgeschichte (1-4), VO 074/003.11

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations 180/003.01

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Art History 537/080.10

Stage Design (1. Section): Kunsttheorie und Kulturwissenschaften: Kunstgeschichte 542/107.01

Stage Design (2. Section): Kunsttheorie und Kulturwissenschaften: Kunstgeschichte 542/207.01

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunstgeschichte 566/108.12

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Kunstgeschichte 566/208.12

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunstgeschichte 567/108.12

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Kunstgeschichte 567/208.12

Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 1: Art History 568/005.03

Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 2: Art History 568/006.03

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Art History - Cycle 576/103.02

Industrial Design (1. Section): Art and Cultural Studies - Basics: Art History 580/104.08

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Art History - Cycle 584/103.02

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics 584/103.80

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaften: Kunstgeschichte (Zyklus) III-IV 588/204.33

Fine Arts (1. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Art History Cycle 605/102.10

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus 605/202.03

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice 605/202.80

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Art and Design History 626/103.02

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Humanities 626/203.02

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible